Gunman kills 30 at Virginia Tech
Word just reached me of the horrible news at this beautiful campus.
BLACKSBURG, Va. — "A gunman opened fire in a Virginia Tech dorm and then, two hours later, in a classroom across campus Monday, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, government officials told The Associated Press. The gunman was killed, bringing the death toll to 31.
"Today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental proportions," said Virginia Tech president Charles Steger. "The university is shocked and indeed horrified." It was not immediately clear whether the gunman was shot by police or took his own life. Investigators offered no motive for the attack. The gunman's name was not immediately released, and it was not known if he was a student.
My heart and prayers go out to the families and those who witnessed this tragedy.
"The really ironic tragedy is that VA Tech is a "gun-free campus" and a subcommittee of the Virginia Assembly killed a bill which would have changed that." Read More...
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